It had been seven years since Nas released his debut, 'Illmatic.' And critics questioned whether the rapper had fell far from his classic lines spit on his first effort.

'Stillmatic' was born hushing those naysayers, one including Jay-Z -- a feud that was settled long ago.

'Ether,' produced by Ron Browz, is considered one of the best diss tracks in hip-hop. The introspective 'One Mic' was Nas being open about his thoughts on reality and became one of his career-defining moments.

'Stillmatic' showed how Nas, that when pushed to his limits, could undoubtedly deliver.


Watch Nas' 'One Mic' Video

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